Graduate Certificate in Commerce
Students study the foundational business units to develop foundation knowledge and skills vital for the management of core business functions. This course may be taken as a stand-alone course or as a pathway into one of several masters courses offered by the Business School.
- Course title
- Graduate Certificate in Commerce
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate certificate
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 0.5 years
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Nick Letch
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2018|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.
Take units to the value of 24 points, as advised by the Faculty:
|S1, S2||ACCT5432||Introductory Financial Accounting|
|S1, S2||ECON5541||Economics for Business: Applications and Policy|
|N/A||FINA5432||Introduction to Finance|
|S1, S2||HRMT5504||Introduction to Human Resource Management|
|S1, S2||MGMT5504||Data Analysis and Decision Making|
|S1, S2||MGMT5507||Management and Organisations|
|S2||MGMT5508||Organisational Behaviour and Leadership|
|S1, S2||MGMT5610||Applied Professional Business Communications|
|S1, S2||MKTG5561||Marketing Management|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
(b) at least eight years of relevant, documented professional experience considered by UWA (following an interview and assessment process) to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 40610 Master of Professional Accounting (96 points)
- 41280 Graduate Certificate in Commerce (24 points)
- 41660 Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations (96 points)
- 41670 Master of Business Information and Logistics Management (96 points)
- 41680 Master of Commerce (96 points)
- 41690 Master of Marketing (96 points)
- 42560 Master of Applied Finance (96 points)
(2) Currently, the graduate certificates are used as articulating pathways for students without any prior undergraduate degree. However it has been suggested that this may be an ineffective use of the graduate certificates, other than the Graduate Certificate in Commerce, and that it was far too big a step to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Finance (for example), having never studied before.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.